Region & Country

Iraq Backgrounder: What Lies Beneath

This background report reviews the mechanics of Saddam Hussein’s rule, looks at the political dynamics that govern relations between religious and ethnic entities, and describes the various opposition groups and their potential role.

Iran: The Struggle for the Revolution´s Soul

Iran is at a crossroads. More than two decades after the revolution that swept Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini into power, its people and leaders are deeply torn about the country’s future.

Middle East Endgame III: Israel, Syria and Lebanon – How Comprehensive Peace Settlements Would Look

This ICG report is one of three published simultaneously, proposing to the parties and the wider international community a comprehensive plan to settle the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Also available in العربية

Middle East Endgame II: How A Comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian Peace Settlement Would Look

This ICG report is one of three, published simultaneously, proposing to the parties and the wider international community a comprehensive plan to settle the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Also available in العربية

Middle East Endgame I: Getting To A Comprehensive Arab-Israeli Peace Settlement

President Bush, announcing U.S. policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on 24 June 2002, has set the terms of the international response to the conflict for the immediately foreseeable period. Before peace can be negotiated the violence has to stop.

Also available in العربية

Diminishing Returns: Algeria’s 2002 Legislative Elections

Multiparty parliamentary elections are a comparatively recent innovation in Algeria, and in each instance to date the outcome has been overshadowed by the process that preceded or followed it.

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